The baby formula shortage war has ramped up.
There have been threats of racism and accusations of xenophobia. Petitions and calls for changes to the Free Trade Agreement. There have been demands to change the Customs Act and furious calls to lobby the government.
And it’s all about baby formula.
If you don’t have an infant or you haven’t been lurking in a Facebook mothers, you might not know what I mean. You might not have seen the photo everyone is talking about.
But if you do have a formula fed baby then there is no doubt you would have experienced the same frustrations as thousands of other parents around the country. And that is the inability to obtain your baby’s infant formula due to a shortage of stock on supermarket shelves.
Melbourne mother Jessica Hay has uploaded an image to Facebook of a shopper buying up dozens of tins of A2 Platinum baby formula at her local supermarket.
An image which has gone to the heart of the problem according to many.
It’s believe people, like the woman in the image, are selling the formula to buyers in China for an extremely high price.
Ms Hay, who spoke to Fairfax Media about her viral image, said, “The group of four adults cleared a pallet of more than 50 tins despite the store’s four tins per person limit.”
“My blood was boiling for the mothers having problems finding A2 for their babies. I was feeling sensitive because I’ve got a newborn,”